MAC is first FBS to nix fall football, eyes spring


The Mid-American Conference is postponing all fall sports, which includes football, sources confirmed to ESPN on Saturday.

League presidents met Saturday morning and voted not to have all fall sports, including football. The MAC is the first FBS conference to opt not to play this fall. Earlier this week, FBS independent UConn became the first FBS program to cancel its season.

An official announcement will be made later Saturday. Stadium first reported on the MAC’s decision.

The MAC presidents initially met Thursday morning to discuss the season but could not reach a decision. Northern Illinois and other league members expressed reservations about playing football and other sports safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, sources said.

A spring season is likely for football and other fall sports, but has not been determined.

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